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Yes the miracle of my leaving Ft. Greene at random was made possible by the new bike. But my hopes of spending time with the Cosbys of Bed-Stuy  (i.e. the Porters, proud owners of the shop) are now dashed for at least another week. I should have known: they’re away for Memorial Day! Doh.

[where: Bread Stuy, 401 Lewis Ave Brooklyn, NY 11233]

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[Where: Choice, 318 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, 11205 ]

Am here for the salmon burger and mint chocolate tea but these sure are beautiful to look at!
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[Where: 264 Carlton Ave, Brooklyn 11205 ]
The shade in front of Smooch is what summer afternoons in Ft. Greene is all about!

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I’ve been meaning to post Basquali’s priceless description of Smooch in the 2009 Spring and Summer edition of the BrooklynNow Guide. It goes like this:

The coffe’s bitter, the food’s bland, the wine’s sour, the beer’s flat, the service sucks, the staff couldn’t care less, and ambience doesn’t exist, but our customers are adorably cute and deliciously sexy, and that’s all that really matters. Open daily 8am-1am

Love it!

[where: Smooch, 264 Carlton Ave, Brooklyn NY 11205]

I did the former but Pillow did the latter. It’s hot.

[where: Pillow, 505 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn NY 11205 ]
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[Where: 264 Carlton Ave, Brooklyn NY 11205 ]

Smooch’s makeover doesn’t end with the new white furniture and bathroom walls. Basquali has revamped the menu or at least the titles on it. I know this is the first you’re hearing of the “Let’s Be Nice To Everyone Except The Assholes Who’ve Trashed Us On Yelp” Sandwich Of Harmony! It’s Basquali’s unique brand of zen talking and the vibe is every bit as soothing and the people every bit as sexy as he claimed in that Brooklyn restaurant guide.
As for me I’m going for the good ole’ Everybody Loves The Sunshine Burger. It’s a fave and as honestly as Basquali hates the Yelp haters, I love sunshine and veggie burgers rolled into one.
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Just in time for summer. Looks like this new wooden bench is only the beginning too.
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[where: Pillow, 505 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205]

Yup. I’m back in the hood and have conveniently landed at … Choice! I’m delighted I just discovered their Once Upon a Tea while waiting for the Turkey Burger. Imagine: a herbal mix of chocolate, mint and roobois!

[where: Choice, 318 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn 11238]
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Oh and I have tweeted extensively about the lovely salmon burger I had there today on their in-house made multigrain bread with ginger, cilantro, wasabi dressing and plenty of greens. Heavenly.
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[where: 318 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238]

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